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Why Child-led Outdoor Play?

Both research and experience tells us that when children can freely play outside, they learn much more than 100 ways to wield a stick (although our children are very good at wielding sticks).


Did you know that physical experiences such as balancing, running, leaping, and climbing are the building blocks for reading and writing, that den building is a gateway for numeracy and maths, or that navigating social games and friendships builds resilience as well as social skills? 


​In the company of nurturing, attentive adults, children and young people have freedom to explore, investigate and simply 'be'.